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Ebola: What Went Wrong?

The Lancet Global Health

In a chronically underfunded global health system whose needs are so often eclipsed by issues of national insecurity and expediency, it is time to tackle Ebola strategically.

China Must Stop Building Car-Centered Cities

chinadialogue 10/17/14

Urban planner Peter Calthorpe calls for an end to China's car-centered approach to urban development, and offers alternatives

China Could Move First to Geoengineer the Climate

Olivia Boyd

As geoengineering advocates talk up the "technofix" approach to climate change, governments may start intervening unilaterally in earth's systems, says Clive Hamilton.

We Know It Works, So Let’s Keep Women’s Health Central in Global Development

Ann Starrs
The Lancet Global Health

Few investments reap such rewards such as those in women.

The Rise of the Robots

J. Bradford Delong
Project Syndicate

The question is not whether robots and computers will make human labor infinitely more productive, but whether the jobs outside of the robot-computer economy remain valuable and in high demand.

What Water's Worth

Asit K.Biswas, Ahmet C. Bozer
Project Syndicate

Are the current efforts to improve the management of water scarcity adequate? In countries such as India, the government's decision to provide free electricity for irrigation—in order to push production—has created a new problem: over-pumping.

Why the Non-Communicable Diseases Response Needs Universal Health Coverage

Chelsey R. Canavan, Jonathan S. Jay
The Lancet Global Health

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is key for a future in which health systems respond effectively to epidemics.

Why Isn't Food a Public Good?

Jose Luis Vivero Pol 09/11/14

What would the world look like if we were to treat food as a public good or commons and not merely as a commodity?

Ice Buckets and Ebola

Abdulrahman M. El Sayed
Project Syndicate

Zhao Zhong: Lessons from the Bottom Up

John Haffner, Zhao Zhong 09/02/14

After an accident where nature nearly took his life, Zhao Zhong has been on a mission to protect the environment in his homeland of China.

A Storm in a Bucket: Lessons from the Ice Bucket Challenge Controversy

Kei Hiruta 08/22/14

Fun-based activism such as the Ice Bucket Challenge does not persuade you; it mobilizes you. That's why it's been so successful.

Health in a Time of Ebola

Prabhjot Singh
Project Syndicate

Efforts to respond to an epidemic should not undercut investment in community health workers. These medical staff are vital in areas where access to proper care and trust is limited.

Rose Niu: Conservation on the Tipping Point

John Haffner, Rose Niu 08/15/14

Conservation in China is a long-term struggle that has only intensified with rapid economic growth. To bring degraded ecosystems back, the country needs ambitious plans and a new paradigm.

More Crop for the Drop

Henry I. Miller
Project Syndicate

As water scarcity increases, drought-stricken crops wither, and food prices rise, the need for resilient agriculture will become more obvious—and more urgent. With more rational public policy, we can meet that need now.

Toward Understanding Our World's Moral Landscape: Carnegie Council's Centennial Projects on a "Global Ethic"

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

What do leading thinkers believe to be the greatest ethical challenges of today and the future? Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart writes on the highlights of this interview series.

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